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Bernanke Says Regulatory Overhaul Needed
By: Staff
By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's financial rule book must be rewritten to prevent a repeat of the global economic crisis now gripping the United States and other countries, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday. Read more»
Small Georgia Bank Fails
By: Staff
By Philip van Doorn, theStreet.comState regulators shut down Freedom Bank of Georgia of Commerce, Ga. Friday, bringing to 17 the number of U.S. banks and savings and loans closed during 2009.  The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver, and it arranged for Northeast Georgia Bank of Lavonia, Ga. to assume all of the failed institution's deposits and most of its assets. Read more»
FDIC 's Bair Agrees to Trim New Bank Fees
By: Staff
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has agreed to halve a new emergency fee on U.S. banks in exchange for Congress more than tripling the agency's borrowing authority to tap federal aid if needed to replenish the deposit insurance fund.   Read more»
Fixing 5 Bad Debt Habits
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Come Into Money? Tips for Avoiding Common Mistakes
By: Staff
By David PittAP Personal Finance Writer Investment advisers are seeing something new — people coming through the door in droves with cash they're afraid to invest. Some of these new clients have inherited money, others have sold businesses and a few are people who've liquidated their 401(k) or some other account that has suffered losses. Regardless of where they acquired the lump sum, they all have one thing in common — a pile of cash they don't want to lose. Read more»
By Marcy GordonAP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a cascade of bank failures depleting the deposit insurance fund, federal regulators on Friday raised the fees paid by U.S. financial institutions and levied a hefty emergency premium in a bid to collect $27 billion this year. Read more»
Small Banks Fail in Illinois, Nevada
By: Staff
By Philip van Doorn, TheStreet.comState regulators closed Heritage Community Bank of Glenwood, Ill. and Security Savings Bank of Henderson, Nev. Friday, bringing the total number of U.S. banking institutions closed during 2009 to 16.The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was appointed receiver and arranged for other institutions to acquire all of the failed banks' deposits, including uninsured balances and CD deposits made through brokers. Read more»
'Stress Tests' Will Expose Banks' Weakness
By: Staff
By Philip van Doorn, Federal regulators by the end of April will complete "stress tests" to determine the financial health of the top 19 major U.S. banking organizations with more than $100 billion in assets. While we can't replicate the government's tests with available data, we can get a pretty good idea of which banks will be scrutinized and what the results will look like. Read more»
Consumer Spending Up in Jan.; Savings Rate Hits 15-Year High
By: Staff
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending rose in January after falling for a record six straight months, pushed higher by purchases of food and other nondurable items. But the increase is expected to be fleeting given all the problems facing the economy. The personal savings rate hit a 14-year high of 5 percent. Read more»
By sbup Staff In today’s difficult economy, one of the only things you can be certain about is that no one knows what's going to happen next. Read more»
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